Gerard Warren sidelined with injury

The Denver Broncos suffered their first major injury of training camp this morning as defensive tackle Gerard Warren dislocates his big toe, sidelining the six-year veteran for the next two to four weeks.

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Gerard Warren dislocated the big toe on his left foot during the "live" full-pad, goal line scrimmage this morning and will be sidelined the next two to four weeks according to team doctors.

As Warren lay on the Dove Valley turf in obvious pain, trainers yanked the toe back in place.

"A dislocation is obviously bad, but if he fractured it, he'd be out for the season," Head Coach Mike Shanahan said.

"On something like (a toe dislocation), you want to make sure it's healed before you start working or it's going to linger throughout the season."

Warren, a former first-round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns, is expected to miss most of the preseason, but the team is hopeful that he'll be ready to play in the season-opener, Sept. 10 at St. Louis. Backing up Warren at defensive tackle are Demetrin Veal and Amon Gordon.

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